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The Plough

Picture source: Sue McArdle

The Plough was situated on West End and is now used as a private residence. A grade-II listed building.
From The Good Pub Guide 1983:
The civilised and old-fashioned atmosphere is what appeals to readers here: low ochre ceilings, antique furniture, heavy red tablecloths on the tables in the small red-carpeted saloon - even the little public bar is carpeted. At lunchtime bar food includes onion soup (90p), home-made mackerel or chicken liver pate (1), a variety of omelettes (1.50), smoked salmon sandwiches (1.50) and home-made pork, chicken or game pie with salad (1.50). In the evenings, besides pate or soup (1) there might be smoked trout (2), smoked salmon (2.50), game, chicken or sole Mornay (3), cuts from the cold table (4) and a roast (6), with home-made puddings (1); also a separate restaurant. Morland Bitter and Best are tapped straight from the cask in a back room. Outside, you might find a horse or two tied up in the asphalted yard behind the black and white timbered building; in summer there are white slatted benches and chairs out here among tubs of flowers. The pub is alone on a quiet road among fields.
Listed building details:
Cottage, now public house. Late C15, altered and extended late C19. Timber frame, painted brick infill; part brick. Old tile gabled roofs. L-plan of 3x2 framed bays, with extensions on north and west. 2 storeys. 2 large chimneys, that on the extension has tall clay pots. C19 casement windows, C19 sash windows to extension. Entrance (east) front: irregular, scattered windows. Gable projecting on right with small gabled projection on ground floor left side. 2-light window first floor, small 2-light window ground floor. Left hand part; one small 2-light window on first floor, one fixed window with small panes and shutters in left of ground floor, half-glazed entrance door on right, near internal angle. Interior: some timber frame exposed on first floor.

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